Day of the Dead and the Mural Project at Tlaquepaque Village, Sedona
Day of the Dead and The Marigold Mural Project now in their eighth year, have become two of Tlaquepaque’s most exciting annual events, attracting visitors of all ages to come together to celebrate our ancestors and those who have come before us.
Derived from the traditions of Mexico’s indigenous people, Dias de los Muertos is a millennia old holiday. It is believed that the spirits of the dead are released from heaven at Midnight the last night of October to return to earth to be rejoined with their families for twenty-four hours of festive celebrations.
Come join us at Tlaquepaque for mural painting; music by renowned returning artists including guitarist Eric Miller and techno-violinist Teresa Joy, and fabulous new comers, Los Chollas Peligrosas, the all female Latin folk fusion band; traditional foods; and fantastic entertainment by Arizona’s acclaimed Circus Farm jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, and their not to be missed fire dancers, always an event highlight.
Our celebration starts on October 30 at 11am with the inauguration of the Marigold Mural Project, led again this year by the artist Lovejoy. Visitors are encouraged to paint their tributes on our 26 foot long community remembrance wall. This is an opportunity to remember your loved ones and create something lasting in collaboration with others. Paints and brushes will be provided on site with the murals from the previous years on display for your viewing and inspiration. Mural painting will continue daily on the Calle Independence from 11am to 5pm until the end of our Day of the Dead festivities.
On Nov 3 at 4pm, our spirited Day of the Dead festivities get underway. Tlaquepaue’s patios, streets and fountains will be transformed into traditional Day of the Dead decor and altars—ofrendas. We encourage you to bring flowers, personal objects, photos and candles to leave as an offering on our main public altar located in Patio Del Norte. Candles will also be available for purchase. Enjoy the inspiring music and action-packed entertainment as you walk our grounds to view the altars, dance and celebrate with others.
The wearing of Day of the Dead costumes is also strongly recommended for those of all ages. Activities for kids include free sugar skull making and face painting of Day-of-the-Dead motifs. "El Mercado” in the Calle Independencia will feature agua frescas and fresh churros, traditional pan de muerto (Day-of-the-Dead bread), cookies, Taquitos and hot chocolate. There will be several artisan booths vending Day-of-the-Dead merchandise as well.
This is a Tlaquepaque celebration not to be missed.
SCHEDULE OF OUR EXCITING DAY OF THE DEAD FREE EVENT:
4-8pm Face Painting
4-8pm David Merino Duo — unique Gypsy style world music
6-6:30 Belly Dancers — fire dance performance
5-8pm Eric Miller — unique interwoven world and Brazilian jazz guitar music
Patio Del Norte:
3-5pm Teresa Joy — magical technological violin music
5-8pm Los Chollas Peligrosas — latin folk fusion all female band
7pm Circus Farm Fire Show — fire dance performance
Patio de Las Campanas:
3-5pm Darius Lux Duo — rock, pop and soul music
5-7pm Gaetano Frankel Due & Dancer — flamenco guitar music and dance performance
3-5pm Sugar Skull making — a Day of the Dead tradition
3-8pm Face Painting
Tlaquepaque, the Art and Soul of Sedona, is located at 336 State Route 179 in Sedona, Arizona. For more information call (928) 282-4838, visit: www.tlaq.com.
See the Marigold Mural Project gallery:
|Event End Date||11-03-2018|
|Location||Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village|